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Crazy Domains backorder system?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by FirstPageResults, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. FirstPageResults

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    Hmm - not heard of it before. I spoke to Ryan ages ago and he said he was setting up a drop catching system so who knows.

    Think this
    might be an exaggeration even in the gTLD space!
     
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    Have back ordered a domain name from crazy domains but others sites are still offering a back order service for the same domain. i.e 'still available to back order'
     
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    firstly... i have done NO research on this but i have always thought that the "backorder" system eg: paying $8 or whatever is a scam, they all offer it and basically you are still fighting for the domain ! so there can be only 1 winner.

    domains go on NF and Drop etccccc each day and get bid on for thousands of dollars so WHY would anyone offer you the service of picking it up for a small fee JUST because you thought of it first !

    like i said i have done no research, so my post is about ...... OF COURSE other websites are offering the backorder to everyone else !!!, its just pure CREAM profit for them.

    just my opinion thats all

    tim

    ps: isn't all you get for a back order a notification that its going to drop? just so you don't have to constantly check it? that was my impression.
     
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    100000000000000 sites can offer the same domain for back order, doesnt mean they will catch it.

    I've been semi-watching and not seen anything caught.
     
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    :D Its like a cat and mouse game, may the fastest cat win ..
     
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    I'm guessing they can only "backorder" the names that are passed in by NF and Drop
     
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    I don't think the Australian Government promotes the economic concept of monopoly ;)
     
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    imo $8 for a "drop" notification is relatively cheap, if you are not actively following the drops and you want the name

    Also it seems like any registrar could run the drops if they wanted to

    I have at the volumes & values and hardly think it is a golden goose begging

    Obviously there is only one pot and a new participant would be mostly taking share from the other; with maybe some offset because of new "punters" they introduce

    A lot of the success on the drops seems as much based on the skills of the geeks in the background as the hardware / software requirements. A new entrant would need to start "running" to have a significant impact
     
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    its not so long ago i didn't know about NF and drop even after 12 years in the industry, i guess i just didn't think as i was just hand registering so i think MANYYYYY people don't know either so there is a good market for this back order system if its on what doesn't get picked up on NF etc.

    But businesses like crazy are going to make alot of money with no accountability, great system really !

    i know myself i have purposely taken a chance and not bid on a domain so i can pick it up the next day on crazy.

    I have also done it and missed out !

    tim
     
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    You can setup a NF alert for $0 for the domain term you want.
     
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    +1

    i get a list everyday based on keywords i have selected.

    tim
     
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    This doesn't really come into play. It's more the barriers to entry on the technology side of things, and the amount of resources it takes to compete
     
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    There was a PendingDelete TLD .com I wanted, so a registered with SnapNames.com as usual, and also thought I would give the Crazy Domains Backorder service a try, only $9, why not.

    At 7:30am the next morning I received the following email:
    "Congratulations! Your internet domain name has been registered for 1 year(s)."
    and it was from... Crazy Domains.. $9.00 snapped and registered for 1 year!
     
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    that is interesting, I wonder whether they use another registrar for that service